Distinguished southeastern Colorado-native Clare Dunn will headline the Prowers County Fairgrounds Enviornment on September 2nd in effort to assist elevate proceeds for The DuValls, a farming household impacted by an EF-3 Tornado. Click on picture to enlarge.
The DuValls misplaced every little thing they owned, together with all barns, corrals, tools, automobiles, some livestock and eight of their 9 canine when the twister touring at roughly 155 mph touched down in Southeast Colorado. Click on picture to enlarge.
This can be a journey that nobody wished. However catastrophe brings out the most effective in individuals, significantly rural Individuals. Neighbors, mates and strangers got here to assist the DuValls on June 24 to salvage gadgets from the wreckage ~ Stan Brinkley. Click on picture to enlarge.
Southern Colorado Group Pulls Collectively to Assist Farming Household After Class EF-3 Tornado Devastation
— Clare Dunn
LAMAR, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, July 25, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — Nation singer Clare Dunn will headline a profit live performance on the Prowers County Fairgrounds Enviornment on Saturday, September 2nd to assist with restoration efforts after an EF-3 twister destroyed the house of John and Myrna DuVall.
On the afternoon of June twenty third, the DuValls misplaced every little thing they owned, together with all barns, corrals, tools, automobiles, some livestock and eight of their 9 canine when the twister touring at roughly 155 mph touched down 15 miles south of the city of Granada in southeastern Colorado. Fortuitously, the DuValls survived with out accidents by taking cowl in their basement after receiving a name from the Nationwide Climate Service, advising them to drop every little thing and take shelter instantly. This twister marks the strongest to contact down in Colorado since 2015 in Berthoud. Round $3,000,000 is estimated in damages for the DuValls. Native and statewide media retailers coated the story, together with the Prowers Journal and Kiowa County Impartial newspapers, KKTV 11 NEWS, and Denver’s FOX21-NEWS, 7NEWS, and 9NEWS.
“Johnny and Myrna DuVall have at all times been mates and nice neighbors to our household. We farm and ranch close to them. They’ve at all times been there if my sister and I wanted assist with a tractor, or a pickup, or something,” says the singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, Dunn, who was raised on her mother and father’ farm and cattle ranch in Two Buttes, simply 30 miles away from the DuValls homestead.
“The primary time I drove by their place after the twister occurred, I noticed Johnny on the telephone, sitting in a storage container the place his barn had as soon as been,” Dunn says, closely. “I couldn’t consider it. It was all gone – unrecognizable – there was nothing left. It was devastating. I’m so completely happy to be a small a part of this trigger to assist elevate cash for the DuValls.”
The web ticket hyperlink for the profit, titled “DuVall Benefit Concert,” is coming quickly. Bodily tickets can be obtainable on August eleventh on the field workplace of the Prowers County Fairgrounds and at choose native areas (to be introduced quickly). V.I.P. alternatives will even be obtainable quickly.
Concert and ticket data HERE.
The native paper, the Prowers Journal, acknowledged two picket barns had been utterly destroyed, with little proof remaining apart from the define the place they as soon as stood. “A steel farm outbuilding was just about gone, with solely the twisted metal beam reinforcements remaining. The first household home was utterly destroyed, with solely part of an inside wall nonetheless in place. After impacting the household residence, the twister continued to the southeast,” the place it headed again into open countryside.
“This can be a journey that nobody wished. However catastrophe brings out the most effective in individuals, significantly rural Individuals and particularly the individuals of Prowers County and the encompassing space. Neighbors, mates and strangers flocked to what had been the DuValls farmstead on June twenty fourth to assist clear up and salvage gadgets from the wreckage,” explains Stan Brinkley, a retired District Courtroom Decide residing in Lamar, Colorado.
“One of many first to step up was Clare and her group, Christina Sharpe and Nathalie Baret. Clare instantly volunteered to do a free profit live performance and her group went to work,” says Brinkley.
The Prowers County Commissioners: Ron Prepare dinner; Tom Grasmick and Wendy Buxton Andrade threw the total weight of the county behind the clear up and the profit live performance. The Prowers County Truthful Board, by way of its chairman Mark Carrigan has additionally given its full help. Moreover, greater than 60 mates and companies have donated sources to help in making the DuVall Benefit a actuality.
“The DuVall Benefit Concert has additionally been blessed with native committee members, together with Diane Pool, Gary Melcher, Ty Rushton, Tila Dunn and Joette DuVall,” provides Brinkley. “With out these nice residents, this is able to not occur. September 2nd can be an important day for rural America because it comes collectively to help John and Myrna DuVall.”
Dunn, who splits her time between residing in Two Buttes and Nashville, Tennessee, says, “The DuValls have at all times been a sort and giving household in our group – they have been one of many first to present up in Holly, Colorado after a F4 twister took out an enormous swath of city. John and Myrna arrived with their heavy tools filled with diesel and prepared to get to work cleansing up. I’m so grateful the group is giving again.”
The proceeds from the September 2nd live performance will profit storm survivors John and Myrna DuVall.
“Rural America is stuffed with probably the most fantastic and beneficiant individuals I’ve ever met, and that’s not simply because I used to be raised right here,” affirms Dunn. “There are such a lot of individuals who’ve gotten concerned in this profit and poured their blood, sweat, tears, and money into giving again. I encourage anybody who reads this, even in case you can’t attend the live performance, please think about donating to one of many funds established for elevating cash. Even whether it is only a couple bucks – all of it provides up.”
Donations can be made to the next companies:
Johnny and Myrna DuVall fund at Group State Financial institution, Lamar, CO
Johnny and Myrna DuVall fund at TBK Financial institution, Lamar, CO
The DuVall Benefit Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with the beer backyard opening at 4 p.m., and a BBQ dinner served at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $10 for teenagers 12 and below. All tickets will embody the BBQ dinner and live performance. For extra data on tickets and the live performance, go to www.claredunn.com/duvallbenefit for updates.
“I’m so honored to play such an necessary occasion that’s shut to my coronary heart,” says Dunn. “When it’s your neighbor and group in want, you do no matter you possibly can to assist.”
Prowers County Fairgrounds is residence to the Sand & Sage Spherical-up, a Lamar staple which has been round for 122 years and a favourite with locals. The 2023 Sand & Sage Spherical-up occasion encompasses a PRSA rodeo, a live performance by the Randy Rogers Band on August eleventh, a carnival, distributors, meals, drinks and extra.
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Greater than 60 mates and companies have donated sources to help in making the DuVall Benefit live performance a actuality.